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Pioneering has long been part of a Bryanston education. It offers pupils opportunities to get involved in a wide range of activities around the school and in the local community.

Through Pioneering pupils are able to offer something back to their community and the skills they learn in the process can be invaluable when they leave Bryanston.




In the early days of Pioneering, pupils were often involved in helping to manage the School grounds, as well as the construction of a number of school buildings, including the Greek Theatre and the old music school. Today Pioneering is just as important to pupils’ development, although the activities they are involved in have changed.

Pioneering activities include:

  • Tuesday Club: a fortnightly gathering of senior citizens from the local areas hosted by Bryanston pupils and the Chaplain.
  • SEN swimming and Riding for the Disabled: an opportunity for young people with varying degrees of physical disabilities to participate in swimming and horse riding.
  • Local primary schools: a number of pupils work as classroom assistants in local primary schools, as well as helping with a climbing activity for local primary schools at Bryanston.
  • Art: pupils create and install artworks around the School and in the local community. Their next project is to create large scale artworks for a local training centre that provides basic and vocational skills for at-risk young people.
  • Estate work: activities include maintenance of woodlands and pathways, the development of the allotment and maintenance of the school orchard.